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Do you experience chronic pain or tightness?
When did you stop reaching for things on the high shelf?
Leave something you dropped on the floor because it is too painful to pick it up?
Become unable to sit on the floor and play with your kids or grandkids?
We give up our lives slowly--one choice at a time--unnoticed.
We stop lifting, stop reaching, stop bending, stop playing, stop walking...
We stop doing the things we NEED, WANT and LOVE to do...
And we don't realize it--until one day--we do.
One person wants to get out of a chair. Another person wants to run a marathon. Another wants to live an active, vibrant lifestyle.
When was the last time someone asked you what YOU WANTED to do...
And you wondered if it mattered.



Ways That Facing Forward Fitness Can Help YOU Live YOUR BEST Life NOW!

Our Services


Semi Private & Private Coaching

We develop an exclusive, effective, and fun program designed to meet your needs and goals based upon your assessment results.



Life Coaching

 Are you contemplating making a change, in the process of changing, or are you  reeling from a change you hadn’t foreseen? Then a Life Coach can help you!


Corrective Exercise

We know that life can throw us curve balls - and our Corrective Exercise programs are designed to get you back to doing the things that you love, want, and need to do!

Who We Are 

Our mission is to provide a love-powered coaching experience that creates results, deep-rooted relationships, and life transformation.

We are mentors, coaches, and fitness professionals dedicated to helping each and every person change for the better.


See what our members are saying...

Facing Forward Fitness is ohana--a family and community of like-minded people who support and encourage one another as they strive to live their BEST LIVES NOW!

Anjala E., Portland

After a fender-bender my right knee was strongly bent inward. Because of this I was experiencing constant low back aches. My left leg took over a lot off the work from the right and that further weakened the right leg and hip. Chiropractor after chiropractor were not fixing the underlying problem.

Under Mark’s precise guidance, I have restored more balance to my stance, the back aches are gone, the right knee has straightened by inches, and I am fitter and more supple than most of my 60-years old contemporaries!

Robert D., Portland

After working with physical trainers for almost 20 years, I can confidently say that Mark is an exceptional coach.  With an experienced eye for movement habits and patterns, Mark consistently meets and trains my body however it is on any given day, discerning the right amount of challenge to offer and encourage.  In the years that I have trained with Mark, I have become physically stronger, more aware and confident of my body’s movement capacity, remained injury free, and had fun in his presence.  He is a warm, kind, and respectful coach.  I am so grateful for his care and expertise, not only for my body, but for the whole of my attitude and outlook on training and life.

Eva E., Portland

A note to anyone who might be concerned about getting a very considerate fitness coach.

I had let Mark know that I was having a terrible time using a face mask and being able to breathe without my glasses fogging up when working out.  Didn't know what I was going to do.

Several days later his wife, Sarah found the answer and bought 12 or so for Mark's clients to use.

Now that is taking care of his clients and whatever problems they may need to have solved.

Way to go Mark and Sarah!

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